Acharya



noun
(Hinduism) a prominent religious teacher and spiritual guide
Historical Examples

Whenever he established a proposition, the acharya used immediately to refute it.
Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja

Then the acharya broke his fast with those two, to his heart’s content.
Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja

In the morning the acharya brought mother Shachi in a litter followed by the faithful.
Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja

At dusk the acharya began a sankirtan; he danced, while the Master gazed on.
Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja

In the day they had the acharya’s love and the sight of the Master, at night His dance and song.
Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja

Mukunda bowed, the acharya embraced him and asked him news of the Master.
Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja

Goswmi Nitynanda danced hand in hand with the acharya, and Haridas behind them.
Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja

The acharya replied, “The belief of the wise is proof of divinity.”
Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja

Mukunda was greatly pleased with the acharya’s reasoning, as he was inly grieved and angry at the speech of Srvabhauma.
Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja

Then the acharya meekly begged Him to stay for a few days more, and the Master listened to him and did not go away.
Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja

noun

a learned and respected spiritual teacher or guide; a guru
Examples

An acharya teaches by example.
Word Origin

Sanskrit ‘teacher’

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